servitude

Part of speech: noun

The condition of a slave; bondage.

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Usage examples "servitude":

  1. I hate servitude; but empire would only embarrass me. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
  2. They are treated as slaves, but made, in most respects, as comfortable in their servitude as the condition of their rude masters will admit. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.
  3. And what they brought in was never sufficient, and therefore the poor creatures had to send deputies as hostages from time to time, who followed their lords on foot wherever they went, and relieved each other from this servitude in rotation; some of them had been here for half a year. - "The Slaves of the Padishah", Mór Jókai.